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Kenneth Mitchell

Kenneth Mitchell

Kenneth Wesley Mitchell, Senior MSgt – Retired, 73, of Marissa, IL; born on May 21, 1941 in El Dorado, KS; passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Mr. Mitchell was a retired Senior Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was also a member of the Eagles.

He was preceded in death by his parents – John and Hilda, nee Ratzliff, Mitchell. One sister and one

He is survived by his wife Karen, nee Rhodes, Mitchell. One son – William (Stephanie) Mitchell. Step-children – Cindy (Kenneth) Simmons; James (Debra) Butz; Ronald Butz; Timothy (Rebecca) Butz; Sherri Knoke. 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. One brother – James (Sue) Mitchell.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Services: Graveside services will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11:00am with Rev. Wilbur Franklin officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    I’m deeply sorry to hear about the loss of my Grandpa Kenneth, I miss him greatly and deeply wish that I was able to get there for the funeral. I hope that everybody is doing alright, if there is anything that i can do from Wichita then let me know. I’m really sorry for his passing, i’m praying that he is in heaven enjoying the afterlife while keeping an eye on all of us.

    Posted by: Tyler J. Mitchell – Wichita, KS – Grandson Dec 01, 2014

  2. Administrator says:

    A life remembered with love, Kenny you will be missed every day.

    With Love,
    KIm and Sharon

    Posted by: Kim West – Bellevue, NE – Family Friend Dec 03, 2014

  3. Administrator says:

    You were a great Brother-in-Law and friend and will be deeply missed.

    Posted by: Bonnie, Ginger and Nancy – Smithton, IL – Sister-in-law Dec 04, 2014

  4. Administrator says:

    Kenny was a good friend and a kind man. He will be missed by many.

    Posted by: Mona Hubatchek – Marissa, IL – friend Dec 07, 2014

  5. Administrator says:

    Mitch and I served together at Radar Sites in Burns, Oregon and Middleton Island, Alaska. We shared a room for about six months. He was a great guy and I very saddened by his passing.

    Posted by: Robert Slater – Albuquerque, NM – Served in the Military together Apr 05, 2016

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